September 7, 2020

Last fall, before the world collapsed to its knees with a fever, my husband and I took our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter on a European adventure.

November 3, 2016

This was a special treat on our Baltic Sea cruise itinerary. I had seen an episode about this city on the Rick Steves travel show, but never imagined that I would end up there. It seemed small and very far away. One of those out of reach, “it would be nice to go there...

October 11, 2016

The architectural style of the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia combines both Gothic and Art Nouveau details. However, these styles have been transformed into something uniquely their own by the hands of Gaudi. Walking up from the street, I felt like Dorothy approaching...

September 26, 2016

Mr. Abdul greeted us at the port entrance dressed in a traditional Moroccan robe and a Fez hat. He had a sparkle in his eyes and a softness about him. After exchanging pleasantries, we piled into his worn but well-loved Mercedes sedan and set off through the city. The...

September 6, 2016

I am taking it back a few years, to my first major trip oversees in 2013. London was the first of many destinations on this itinerary. I recall the deep anticipation I felt to finally see the architecture and history I had salivated over for so long in books, travel sh...

August 21, 2016

Keflavík, meaning Driftwood Bay, is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. It is a small, quaint town, with a population of about 7,900 residents. It was a sleepy little place with incredibly friendly people and adorable architecture.

Keflavik began its g...

August 14, 2016

Located in a lava field between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik, The Blue Lagoon is a stop I highly recommend. The geothermal water originates 2,000 meters below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. The water picks up...

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